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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-1119



[ 58 PA. CODE CH. 111 ]

Boating; Special Regulations Counties

[53 Pa.B. 5180]
[Saturday, August 19, 2023]

 The Fish and Boat Commission (Commission) proposes to amend Chapter 111 (relating to special regulations counties). The Commission is publishing this proposed rulemaking under the authority of 30 Pa.C.S. (relating to Fish and Boat Code) (code). The proposed amendment updates the Commission's regulations pertaining to Halfway Lake at R.B. Winter State Park, located in Union County.

A. Effective Date

 This proposed rulemaking, if approved on final-form rulemaking, will go into effect upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

B. Contact Person

 For further information on this proposed rulemaking, contact Renae Kluk Kiehl, Esquire, P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000, (717) 705-7810. This proposed rulemaking is available on the Commission's web site at

C. Statutory Authority

 The proposed amendment to § 111.60 (relating to Union County) is published under the statutory authority of section 5124(a) of the code (relating to particular areas of water).

D. Purpose and Background

 The specific purpose and background of the proposed amendment is described in more detail under the summary of proposal.

E. Summary of Proposal

 Boating has historically been prohibited at Halfway Lake at R.B. Winter State Park due to the small size of the lake (approximately 6 acres). In recent years, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources agreed to allow unpowered boats to operate on the lake. Therefore, the Commission must update its regulations.

 The Commission proposes that § 111.60 be amended to read as set forth in Annex A.

F. Paperwork

 This proposed rulemaking will not increase paperwork and will not create new paperwork requirements.

G. Fiscal Impact

 This proposed rulemaking will have no adverse fiscal impact on the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions.

H. Public Comments

 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments, objections or suggestions about this proposed rulemaking to the Executive Director, Fish and Boat Commission, P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7000, within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Comments submitted by facsimile will not be accepted.

 Comments also may be submitted electronically to Electronic comments submitted in any other manner will not be accepted.

Executive Director

Fiscal Note: 48A-346. No fiscal impact; recommends adoption.

Annex A



Subpart C. BOATING


§ 111.60. Union County.

Halfway Lake—R.B. Winter State Park. [Boating is prohibited] It is unlawful to operate a boat powered by a motor.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-1119. Filed for public inspection August 18, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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